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electoral register

(in the UK) a list of all electors entitled to vote in a local, parliamentary or European election. The electoral register is compiled in mid-October every year and shows the names and addresses of UK nationals aged 18 years and over, together with those who will attain that age during the lifetime of the register. Although some people fail to register, the electoral register is useful to the sociologist in that it provides an up-to-date list of inhabitants of a given area from which to draw random and non-random samples of the population for QUESTIONNAIRE and related studies.

Electoral Register


a document listing persons who have the right to vote in a given electoral district. In the USSR, electoral registers are compiled by the executive committees of corresponding soviets of people’s deputies and are posted well in advance of elections, so that the voters can check the accuracy of their entries in the register. Complaints of inaccuracy in an electoral register are lodged with the executive committee that compiled the register.

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The KSPC has released the final electoral roll of registered pharmacists entitled to vote.
This includes identification of multiple votes in previous electoral rolls as well as ensuring uniqueness of voter registration in recently published Final Electoral Rolls - 2012.
The claim is a correction against wrongful or non-entry of one's information in the electoral roll and an objection is objecting to someone who has been wrongfully included in the electoral roll, if any.
But anyone who wants to buy the information has to apply to the council to get it, and Conwy council confirmed in its response that it had "sold" electoral roll information in the past.
All voters, who were previously erased from the electoral roll on the past elections, will be restored pursuant legal electoral standards, and I believe that the State Electoral Commission will verify this roll so that citizens who present valid documents are granted the right to vote.
After this, the electoral roll will be presented for insight by the State Electoral Commission.
Tenders are invited for Proposes to select one Computer Firm for the revision of electoral rolls and preparation of Electors Photo Identity Cards (EPICs) for Nabarangpur Sub-Division.
At the beginning of August about 230,000 voters were believed to be missing from the electoral roll, with 4,167,000 Scots aged 16 and over registered.
On the back of Turkish Cypriot journalist Sener Levent's protest on Thursday, when he wrote an article calling for the postponement of the European Parliament elections in Cyprus because his son -- and several others who had contacted him -- were not included in the special electoral roll listing eligible Turkish Cypriot voters, many more came forth yesterday with the same claim.
Concerning the technical equipment required in the preparation of electronic electoral roll, al-Hakimi said that the related tender was announced by the UNDP Office in Copenhagen, and won by the French Gemalto [an international digital security company provides software applications], adding that the company have brought to the SCER's stores 2,950 devices, out of 4860, each includes a computer, a camera and a fingerprint device.
The Council takes its duty to adhere to the legislation controlling the use and sale of the electoral roll very seriously and a person's name and address may only be sold on if the person states annually that they are allowing it to be sold.
This is an important choice for all Maori aged 18 or over, as they can choose whether they want to be on the Maori Electoral Roll or the General Electoral Roll when they vote in the next two General Elections.